Back Pain

State of the Art Relief for Back Pain

Bed rest and strong pain medicine are no longer the only treatments for back pain caused by compression fractures of the spine. Now there is a breakthrough medical procedure called Percutaneous vertebroplasty that uses bone cement to fill in the spaces of a broken or crushed vertebra. Percutaneous vertebroplasty strengthens the treated vertebra and gives pain relief in most patients. It can be done quickly, is cost-effective and has a short recovery time.

Vertebrae are bones that form a flexible column to protect the spinal cord. A compression fracture occurs when a vertebra breaks or is crushed. When this happens, a person can feel extreme pain that may last a lifetime. Often the pain keeps the person from performing normal activities. Certain cancers, benign tumors, or osteoporosis of the spine can cause compression fractures.

Osteoporosis, the most common form of compression fractures, is the loss of bone mass. It is most often found in women after menopause, and can also be caused by certain medications or diseases. Osteoporosis is the most common form of compression fractures. Many patients with compression fractures caused by Osteoporosis can be helped with this procedure.

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Gulf Imaging Associates, PA
11034 Scarsdale Blvd., Suite A
Houston, Texas 77089
Toll Free: (888) 554-0411
Phone: (713) 359-4575
Fax: (713) 359-1155